The Secret to Show Horse Success: A Balanced Body and Mind

The Secret to Show Horse Success: A Balanced Body and Mind

As all showies know, getting their horses into the ring just right every time, is not easy.  One of the conundrums is getting the balance right between body condition and energy levels. Most judges want to see horses and ponies in big condition, but at the same time...
Breeding The Natural Way

Breeding The Natural Way

Sally Mills from Pine Mountain in Qld has been a client for many years.  Sally has bred some lovely Trakehner horses and her beautiful mare Scally delivered her first foal in text book style on 20th November. Here is Scally just before foaling looking a picture of...
Healing Wounds With Herbs

Healing Wounds With Herbs

Renee Staffleu from Linthorpe Qld has been a client for several years.  Recently she was in touch about one of her horses Leggo who had sustained a very deep cut to the neck which we both thought required stitches, but she was unable to get a vet to attend to him in...
Making It Possible For Possum

Making It Possible For Possum

Back in May last year Lynda Sells from Jimboomba Qld consulted me for help with her daughter Tatum’s  9 year old chestnut Thoroughbred gelding Possum. Their vet had diagnosed a viral infection with highly elevated inflammatory markers and the blood test came back...
Faecal Water Syndrome

Faecal Water Syndrome

Faecal Water Syndrome as it is now known has become common in the last two years. Initially it was particularly associated with horses who were subjected to extreme and continuing rainfall and flooding, and who were forced to eat waterlogged grasses and poor quality...
My Irish Filly

My Irish Filly

Even though I get a lot of international requests for consultations, I usually refer them on to colleagues where possible, but when John Martyn contacted me from County Galway in Ireland, with his Irish Sport Horse filly foal, I was happy to help. The filly was only 4...
Persevering With Percy

Persevering With Percy

When Sallie met Percy back in 2013 she fell in love with the very handsome Percheron gelding. She bought him even though he had a severe case of thrush, and a week later her farrier gave her the bad news that it was a hoof canker. At that time she was living in Nimbin...